Creating a Strong and Agile PR Team – How We Do It


Ok, I’m just going to say it – LaunchTech is a great place to work. We’re in a great location, our work is very interesting and most importantly we have a fantastic team of employees.

This doesn’t happen by accident. We spend time and energy on hiring candidates that compliment each other and contribute to our success. Our whole team is invested in this process and we’re all looking for a good fit.

Take a look at how we do it and what we look for:

A strong resume and opening email are still as important as ever – no joke. It’s the first impression you make. Yes, we do look for grammar, spelling and document organization and often times rule out candidates based on these things alone. Take care when composing anything that you put out – it is an indication of your attention to detail and respect for your work.

Social Media
Do you know what your internet presence looks like – because we definitely do. We work in cyber security and deal with social media everyday. It’s important for our team members to be conscious of the information they put out. We’ll definitely take a pass if we find anything strange or inappropriate.

Don’t underestimate the importance of a phone interview. It’s my launch point into this process. I can get a good glimpse into communication skills and organized thought. Questions are designed to get you to think on your feet. From here I decide if you advance to the next step!

At the in-office interview, we want to know about experience and industry knowledge. We want to see samples of your work and learn where you see yourself most valuable. Got career goals? Share them with us! We are looking for all of your selling points:

  • Worked on any challenging projects at school or at work? That tells me that you are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and put the time in when necessary.
  • Were you an athlete in college? That tells me you can juggle a demanding schedule and a heavy workload.
  • Are you involved in any organizations or have strong outside interests? That tells me you are well rounded and interesting.
  • Are you comfortable with our team? That tells me if you’ll fit into the company’s culture.

Always write a thank you. Let me say that again – always write a thank you! Email is fine– but hand written is still best. It shows consideration and attention to detail and you’d be surprised at how much we take this step into consideration.

Author : Matt Hampton